I'm just too frightened to say.

"Hey you right there, Missy, stop!" Ordered the Booth Library security, "And, oh no, that Pepsi? No. And you're not going in now, wait for your turn and this does not include your friend. You best go check that backpack, coat, folder, what's that, a notebook? Check that too and don't think, not even for a split second about bringing a document outside of here. Go get registered, wash your hands and here, put on these cotton gloves."

"All that?"

"Child, we find the brightest Civil War historians to provide documents and if they can't write about that time in American history, I'm just too frightened to say."

Soon to come: More on George Levy's Chemung Valley History Civil War piece.

Sheila Cull
Lucky Cull